Malala’s Story Exemplifies The Fact That Illiteracy Is Unacceptable

Illiteracy plagues our families, institutions, municipalities, states, nations and global communities. This is a disease that must be eradicated.

Favorite Things for a CAUSE

Favorite Things for a CAUSE continues to report stories about individuals and organizations that advocate learning, literacy and continued education. The statistics revealing the illiteracy rate in the U.S. are staggering and unacceptable. With so many institutions, organizations and programs available everywhere, there is not a legitimate reason why thousands of people in this country fall under the illiteracy umbrella. When reports broke last year about a courageous young Pakistani teenager who was on her way to school with other students and shot in the head by a member of the Taliban, the world gasped in disbelief. Malala Yousafzai’s story is only one of many, where women who are considered as second-class citizens in many countries, are forbidden to go to school and get an education.

When Malala Yousafzai was shot point-blank in the head, no one expected her to live through this ordeal. Her determination is admirable and is…

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